For the past 6 months or so I've generally been drinking once a week. When I drink I tend to over do it. I like the taste of liquor and drink it fast and once I'm drunk I get drinks stronger and drink them faster to the point that I black out. Not black out that I'm a mumbling fool puking on myself. Just that the next day I'll wake up and not remember a damn thing about the previous night. The crowd I go out with, 40+ people normally, never realize how drunk I am until I tell them the next day I don't remember anything. I think my brain just turns off cause apparently I'm coherent enough for them to not notice how drunk I am. My question is, does that make me an alcoholic? I like to think it doesn't because I don't drink the rest of the week. Now, in the slim chance it does, I have cut back on my drinking. I haven't drank in two weeks and probably won't for a while longer just to be on the safe side. There have been very few times where I've actually wanted to drink, as in my body asked for it. Most of the time I only drink because I enjoy how I feel when I'm drunk but I have no control and keep drinking past my limit.